The Playlist is reporting today that Bill Hader is attached to star in a biopic of American impressionist/comedian “Vaughn Meader” as well as an action-comedy entitled “Henchmen”.
“Vaughn Meader” is written by The Wrestler scribe Rob Siegel and is about the career of JFK impersonator Vaughn Meader who saw his career grind to a halt when Kennedy was assassinated. The project is currently set up at Ben Stiller’s production company Red Hour Films and Hader is attached to play the titular character. “It’s a real interesting piece and in a weird way it feeds into now, just like people becoming super famous overnight, reality stars and stuff. This guy became crazy famous, the president was talking about this guy and then it all went away. It’s really interesting,” Hader told The Playlist.
“Henchmen” meanwhile is based on a script written by Russell Sharman, Owen Egerton, and Chris Mass, with Akiva Schaffer and Bill Hader currently reworking it. “The film is about two guys who don’t realize it, but they’re two henchman for like the badguy in a ‘Bourne’ movie and then they slowly figure who that they’re working for the wrong guys, but like doing it in the actual style of a ‘Bourne’ movie,” said Hader.
Hader will next be seen in the sci-fi comedy Paul.